$21M Settlement In Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Despite claims of helping women regain continence, alleviate pelvic pain and help prolapsed organs, transvaginal mesh has time and again proven problematic. The problems, which have led to thousands of lawsuits, are now resulting in payouts to the victims who filed them. The... Read More »

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Viagra Melanoma Scrutiny Compounded by New Ads

Even as Pfizer is facing legal scrutiny over Viagra melanoma and legal action has started, the drug giant is facing concerns over its advertising. The United States is one of a handful of countries that allow drug makers to market their wares... Read More »

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NJ Stockbroker Charged With Stockbroker Fraud

A New Jersey stockbroker has been accused of stockbroker fraud, allegedly taking more than $100,000 of investor money and spending it on himself. The stockbroker, Evan Kochav, allegedly used the money for sports tickets, personal travel and shopping, and even gambling expenses... Read More »

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Study: Teens at Heightened Risk of Expelling IUDs

Young women – ages 14 to 19 – are at greater risk of expelling IUDs (intrauterine devices) than older women, according to the results of a recent study published in the October issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Over a three-year period, the... Read More »

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Stryker Metal Hip Lawsuits Settling in NJ Courts

Court-ordered mediation has resulted in settlements in 20 of 21 cases against Stryker Rejuvenate metal-on-metal hip replacements, according to the New Jersey state court handling the litigation in a multi-county litigation. Small groups are meeting in an attempt to settle the hip implant lawsuits.... Read More »

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Possible Xolair Side Effects Added to Warning Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) forced additional safety information to be added to the warning labels of the common asthma drug Xolair, concerning potentially dangerous Xolair side effects. The possible Xolair side effects include heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, and... Read More »

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Lawsuit: Cymbalta Withdrawal Symptoms More Severe than Eli Lilly Warned

A Colorado resident is suing the manufacturer of Cymbalta, Eli Lilly & Co., for omitting serious and important information regarding Cymbalta withdrawal. The Cymbalta lawsuit alleges that Lilly provided inadequate instructions on how to stop using Cymbalta and failed to include adequate warnings about... Read More »

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Antipsychotic Prescription Guidelines for Children Largely Ignored, Report Finds

Parents trust their children's doctor to prescribe medication appropriately, but a recent hearing on doctor practices by the Vermont State Legislature’s Mental Health Oversight Committee shows otherwise. The use of powerful antipsychotic medications like Risperdal to control bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other behavioral... Read More »

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Zithromax Heart Problems Examined by Health Care Professionals

A May 2012 New England Journal of Medicine study that suggested Zithromax could cause heart problem has come under criticism. The NEJM Zithromax study consisted of an analysis of data from millions of patients. Researchers found that patients taking Zithromax had an... Read More »

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Tailgate Crack Defect Found in Ford Lincoln Aviator Vehicles

Several tailgate crack lawsuits have been filed against Ford Motor Co. over the past few months, alleging Lincoln Aviator vehicles were prone to crack across the tailgate or experience rear window shattering due to a known vehicle defect. According to several consumer... Read More »

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Bankers Group Asks FCC to Exempt Banks from TCPA Law

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received a petition from the American Bankers Association (ABA) on Oct. 14 to do away with telemarketing restrictions that the associated banks feel pose “unreasonable and excessive risks” to these institutions. The banks claim that they are... Read More »

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The Risk of Quinolone Antibiotic Liver Damage

Antibiotics are one of the most commonly used medications in the United States due to the incidence of infections, but they are also infamous for causing some of the most severe side effects for patients. In particular, quinolone antibiotics have recently been... Read More »

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Class Cert. Denied for Chase Unpaid Overtime Lawsuit

The plaintiffs of a Chase unpaid overtime class action lawsuit, which alleges Chase Investment Service Corp. misclassified groups of employees and unlawfully withheld pay for overtime worked, were denied Class certification by the presiding California federal judge. According to U.S. District Judge S.... Read More »

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